What is supposed to happen on the 07 Elantra SE when the lock button is
pressed twice on the remote key fob? The doors do lock, but there's neither
a "chirp" (which the quick guide says there should be) nor do the hazard
lights flash (which the owners manual says should happen). It's a bit
frustrating when you get told two different things, and neither happens.
The hazards do flash twice when the unlock button is pressed, it's the lock
button that's messed up. I'm going to bring it back to the dealer next
Saturday, but I want to know what I should expect. Thanks.
I have a 2003 Elantra GLS and when I lock it using the remote the
parking/hazard lights flash once, but there is no sound. If you lock the
car with the remote and then unlock it with the key it should set off the
alarm - you could try that to see if the alarm is being set. In any case
you should be a getting a flash from the hazard lights as a visual
confirmation - sounds like you need some "warranty service". Hope this
I just tried to set off the alarm by opening the door with the key, and
nothing happened, so it does sound as if the alarm isn't setting. Looks
like the car is going in on Monday morning. What a disappointment -- the
car will be in the shop before my check has even cleared. I'll be
mentioning that to the salesman and reminding him that I haven't done his
Opening the car with a key should not set off an alarm. That would be dumb.
Leave a window open, then reach in and open the door with no key and see if
that sets the alarm off.
As for evaluating the salesman, did he build the car? I don't understand
the relationship between how he handled the sale and a possible error made
at the factory.
I'm upset at the salesman because he told me that the car had been fully
inspected just before I signed the papers. I even test-drove it before
signing, since it was not the car I had test-driven before, but I did not
turn the car off and lock it because the guy was standing right there to
take it to be washed (as I said before, the disarming double-flash is
working, which I saw at the dealership when I opened the doors to test-drive
it). Maybe it was my mistake not to check that alarm armed properly, but I
still think that the dealership should deliver a car in a fully-operable
condition. I have spoken to the salesman and he said he would talk to his
general manager about how to compensate me. So, let's see what they say on
How they will compensate you? Geeze - that's too much. For cripe's sake,
it's a user option. Just make it work the way you want and quit making so
much out of such a little thing. I can't wait to hear you cry the day you
get a flat tire.
I'm going to have to take the morning off from work to drive to the
dealership, wait for them to fix it, then drive home to drop the car off
since I don't have a parking space at work and THEN go to work. In rush
hour traffic, the drive to the dealership will take me a minimum of 40
minutes each way. Whether it was the fault of the salesman or the shop that
prepped the car incorrectly, the dealer should compensate me for my time and
the inconvenience. Whatever happened to customer satisfaction?
Customer satisfaction died when customers became so demanding about what
they are "owed", and found ways to make everything a dramatic impact on
their lives. I suppose you could call the dealer's service department and
let them tell you what to do, or probably a few other ideas that wouldn't
present such a hardship on your life but those would not satisfy your sense
that the dealer owes you something. Best of luck. I suspect nothing this
dealer does is going to be satisfactory to you and before this is over you
will be telling us that Hyundai corporation owes you something.
Actually, you don't HAVE to do it that way, you CHOSE to do so.
The alarm chirp is not a critical part of the operations of the vehicle. It
can be fixed at any time you choose while still under warranty. You can
schedule it for a holiday from work and plan a shopping trip or lunch around
it. Or whatever you'd rather do. Your choice, your decision.
I've never read a warranty that will compensate you for your time. Most
specifically state they will not. I'd wait until there was some other
reason to go back to the dealer, but that is me, you can make your own
Locking doors is silly anyway. It invites damage when the would be thief
breaks windows and pries things open. The real pro is going to get your car
no matter what you do.
I cannot imagine what you'd do if you bought a car back in the 1950's. It
was common to have a list of 10 to 15 items for the dealer to correct.
Fortunately, they don't build 'em the way they used to.
Most cars are tested. They are tested and checked out by the prep crew, not
the salesman. They have a check sheet and assured him it was in perfect
condition. I don't know of a car salesman that has ever done more than open
the door and let you in. That is his job. Dealer prep is done in the
FWIW, my Sonata does not make any noise when the alarm is set either. I
If it was not so late, I'd go try my car to see if it works that way. Sure
seems dumb to me. What happens if the batter in the key fob dies? Or
hundreds of other possible reasons to open the door with the key?
I'll give mine a try in the morning.
I double-checked this morning and confirmed that the alarm does indeed sound
when I open the door after locking with the remote and then unlocking with
the key. I agree that it doesn't make sense, but since other posters
observe the same behavior on their Elantra's it seems to be either a design
choice or a widespread bug.
Thinking about it, as a security setup it may make a little sense. If
someone gets a key made or otherwise pops the lock, the alarm is still
active. I don't know if that is better than the present setup. In my case,
I don't recall using the key to enter the door or the truck on either of my
cars since I've owned ones with keyless entry, about 10 years.
A missing contact pad under the hood was the problem; they replaced it this
morning. The dealership was very nice and special-ordered a set of floor
mats for me to make up for the inconvenience. Well done for them.
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